Painting Studio Art (2-D)

Bachelor of Fine Arts - BFA

  • Faculty of working artists
  • Highly competetive MFA painting programs
  • Galleries, museums, visits from distinguished artists 

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Students in the Painting Program learn to manipulate versatile media through an introduction to the important concepts that govern visual thinking. Through close, individual guidance, advancing students are challenged increasingly to branch efforts into what is essentially their own experience. The goal for students is that they become independent, creative thinkers, responsible to a wide audience and assertive in their own artistic voice and expression.

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Accomplished Art Faculty

Steven Brower
Assistant Professor

Matt Povse
Assistant Professor of Art

John Meza
Associate Professor of Art

Pamela M. Parsons
Associate Professor of Art

Each area of emphasis is supported by superb facilities, many of which are housed in the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts, built in 2001; as you advance through the program, you'll have access to increasingly sophisticated equipment.  The large and airy third floor art studio is dedicated space for advanced painting students. The room has moveable partitions for configuring semi private work areas according to class size.

Computer resources include AutoCAD software, web design, layout applications, and technology for graphic design, photography, illustration, and interior architecture majors. There are also weaving looms and blueprint machines; a photography studio with black and white and color darkrooms and an advanced lighting studio; a ceramic studio equipped for a wide variety of techniques; a foundry with metalworking facilities;and sculpture and painting AutoCAD software.

The curricular goal is the development of persons with knowledge, technical skills, conceptual abilities and artistic sensitivity within a supportive environment to prepare them for the demanding and competitive design fields.


I like helping students see that college isn't as scary as it sounds.

Year: Sophomore

Major: Graphic Design

Hometown: Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Activities on campus: Swimming and Diving team, CMYKlub, Zeta Omicron Art Honorary Fraternity

Favorite Marywood moment: Getting henna tattoos at Mary-woodstock!

Favorite place on campus:  Mac labs and the pool

Favorite thing about being an Ambassador: Answering students questions and helping them see that college isn't as scary as it sounds.

Fun fact: I work at an ice cream shop during the summer.

Have a question for Gabrielle?  Send her an email.

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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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